Reaching the goal isn’t only about knowing yourselves and your competitors, but also getting to know your own teammates too.
01 INDIVIDUAL POTENTIAL
Believing in your team member’s potential and keeping in mind that each one is doing their best are the keys to the success of teamwork. Taking your personal responsibility seriously is also crucial to building the confidence among team members.
02 TEAMING AND SHARING
Michael Jordan once said there is no ‘I’ in the word ‘team’ but there is one in ‘victory.’ Working as a team means getting rid of your own ego and put the team as a priority in order to win together. Teamwork doesn’t necessarily about brainstorming in the meeting room but also the sharing of information on daily basis rather than keeping the information to yourself for your own personal benefits.
03 DIFFERENCES MATTER
Highly successful team consists of diverse members who have expertise in different areas. Diversity could be a challenging factor for teamwork but accepting those differences and good communications will foster an excellent collaboration in the workplace.
04 READY TO TACKLE CHANGES
Changes take place all the time especially when working as a team. Good team player copes well with changes and is ready to compromise with new team direction. Your ideas are important but you have to be flexible and able to accept team’s decisions and those changes in order for the team to move forwards.
05 LISTEN PROFESSIONALLY
A good listener enables team to work effectively. Even though idea sharing is important, but it is also equally important that the team members accept and understand others’ ideas as well. Listen professionally also means willingness to accept constructive criticism.
06 CONSTRUCTIVE COMMUNICATION
Good understanding stems from constructive communication which means expressing your ideas clearly, concisely and respecting your team members. You shouldn’t keep your ideas or arguments to yourself alone. Express it confidently by using positive words and tone of voice.
07 PROBLEM SOLVER
A good team is ready to handle any problems. Good team players work to solve problem rather than blaming others or trying to find faults, however, they are willing to discuss and collaborate for the best solution.
08 ACTIVE ENGAGEMENT
Enthusiasm is crucial to working effectively as a team. Not only that you have to be enthusiastic to take part in team’s activities but you have to wholeheartedly believed that everyone contributes to the team’s success. Asking yourself: ‘what can I do to help the team succeed’ is the first step to working enthusiastically.
09 LAUGHING TOGETHER
Humour probably can’t solve every problem but it will definitely help lessen the tension and create a positive atmosphere among team members. Good timing humour is important for a good working environment. However, don’t forget that laughing at other’s slips-up or faults is unprofessional.
10 TEAM STARTS FROM YOU
When talking about teamwork, many people instantly think of others people which may include passing the buck to them as well. However, the fundamental element of teamwork starts from you. This includes your attitude, your selfesteem and your respect towards your team members. The first step to success starts from taking your own responsibility actively and be ready to change yourself first instead of trying to change others.